ERIC Number: ED269190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
101 Ways to Save Money in Small Schools.
This paper is a checklist on ways to save money targeted to administrators of small rural schools but appropriate to schools of any size. Tips concerning staff include salary issues, early retirement, time management techniques, involving staff in budget and facilities planning, and utilizing limited-experience teachers, teacher-administrators, and volunteers. Adjusting length of school day and year, eliminating study halls, combining small enrollment grades, offering some secondary classes in alternate years and reducing time spent on testing and discipline are mentioned. Tips on equipment and facilities include contracting specialty and janitorial services, using mobile libraries and portable classrooms, leasing school buildings, reducing vandalism and fuel consumption, and employing student help. Suggestions for generating funds include school stores, vocational class products, adult evening classes, wise investments, cooperative buying, cooperative application for federal aid programs, community support of school projects, and local donations. Other tips cover materials selection, community involvement, and school board policies. (LFL)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Costs, Educational Economics, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Financial Problems, Fund Raising, Money Management, Operating Expenses, Retrenchment, School District Spending, School Funds, School Schedules, Small Schools, Staff Utilization
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Minnesota Rural Education Association Conference (2nd, North Mankato, MN, April 9-10, 1986).